Mike's Van Halen Page

"Well Hello Glen Helen Regional Parrrk!!! Look at all the people here tonighhhhtt!!"

-- David Lee Roth, former Van Halen frontman, at the US Festival, 1983.

This page is mostly a collection of VH-related material that I have "acquired".  There are several sites that will give you the total package.

On stage at the MTV Video Music Awards

Much has been written about the departure of Sammy Hagar from the band in the summer of 1996, the re-emergence and subsequent departure of David Lee Roth, and the entrance and subsequent departure of Gary Cherone.

For me, the original VH lineup kicked ass. I never quite accepted Sammy into the band, even though some of the songs on Balance were amazing.  I liked Extreme, especially at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert in 1993.

We'll never know the *real* stories, so for now I'm waiting for VAN HALEN MACH IV.  I liked the VH3 album; I like the fact that they play the old tunes live again; I love Ed's guitar sound again; Gary is a good lead singer; but I felt like something was missing.  I hope that soon The Mighty Van Halen will kick ass once again!!!

At the MTV Video Music Awards Press Conference

The following articles appeared in Guitar Magazine Online:

Some Cool VH Sites:

The Official Van Halen Web Site - the total package
The Van Halen News Desk - where to go for the latest rumours and updates
The Inside - The Official Van Halen Magazine
The Warner Brothers Official Site
The Brown Sound - information on Ed's equipment, guitars, the 5150 studio, etc.
Van Halen Links on YAHOO!
Milk Ad with Ed & Alex


Ed from the Oprah Winfrey Show (February 14, 1997; JPEG, 14k)
Huge Picture of Eddie Van Halen
(GIF, 393k or JPEG, 210k)
Peavey Wolfgang Guitar (JPEG, 17K)
Diagram of Ed's Gear on the Balance tour (JPEG, 85k)
Ed's Famous "Brown Sound" Marshall
(GIF [half-stack] (350k)
Ed's "Balance" look (GIF, 46k)

Click on each of the following pictures to get a larger one

David Lee Roth

Eddie Van Halen (1)

Eddie Van Halen (2)

Eddie Van Halen (3)

Edward Van Halen and David Lee Roth (never again??)


Ed plays an elephant sound (WAV format, 120k)
Ed plays Beethoven's "Fur Elise" (WAV format, 750k)
Roth at the US Festival (WAV format, 143k)

Last revised on 2000-01-07

Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
"Look at all the people here tonighhhhtt!!!"
Right here, I say.